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Rare Hellen Keller & Anne Sullivan Video - Interactive TV

I've always wanted to know what Hellen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, were really like. I teared up after I watched this. It reminds me how powerful a very good person can be and - oh - how rare. Hellen Keller has such a desire to communicate - such passion! Again, this isn't modern push-button "interactive TV," but doesn't this beautifully demonstrate a kind of real, physical connected interactivity with the human body -...

Art Car Documentary Trailer "Oh My God! It's Harrod Blank"

Disclaimer: I have an art car that I made myself. One of the reasons I made an art car is because I went to the opening of a documentary Harrod Blank made about the Art Car phenomenon back in the 90's, that he showed at the Red Vic moviehouse in San Francisco. I was so inspired by that film and the cars sitting outside on the street that I knew I had to do it...

TV of Tomorrow Show @ Star Trek Premiere 2009

This is a little video I shot at the Star Trek Premiere in San Francisco. It's interactive! Tribute at the end to Roddenberry's. There really were lots of iPhones in the dark. -- Tracy Swedlow

On Demand: Taylor Mali Describes What a Teacher "Makes" as Slam Poetry

This is an incredible video you won't forget that features Taylor Mali (a slam poet) telling an audience passionately what teachers "make." Apparantly, Mali was asked what he makes ($$) in a cocktail party and this is his reply. This may not be interactive or augmented or real time or anything else, but it is on demand video on YouTube and it's another reason why UGC and VOD are just damn powerful. Besides, "making" and...

Microsoft and Stimulant's Project Tuva Showcases Feynman's Physics as ITV App

Microsoft Research hired San Francisco-based Stimulant to design a full-blown interactive TV app (broadband TV) featuring the great Richard Feynman and his lectures at Cornell Unviersity. It is a very rich application featuring the broadband assets as well as many extras on a timeline and the ability to take notes or add notes and more. You can even stop the video you're watching and navigate Microsoft's WorldWideTelescope app for the M81 spiral galaxy or get...

Star Trek Movie Augmented Reality ITV Demo

Couldn't resist a bit of interactive TV and augmented reality mixed. -- Tracy

VidSF: Local Journalism Goes Video and Gets Funny

VidSF.com is an ingenious way to get your local news fix online as video while working (i.e. "slaving") away inside on a beautiful, sunny day in San Francisco or anywhere you happen to be. The founders of VidSF.com are covering all sorts of events and parties, but also providing a showcase for this local news-as-comedy team of Yayne and Ronn. What - you say local comedy and news - can't be done!? Well, they do...

Vlogger Central: Zennie Abraham, Irina Slutsky and Me at Mission Pie

Zennie Abraham and Irina Slutsky (well-known, respected, and loved vloggers) and I ate some pie and quiche at local Mission office, Mission Pie at 25th Street and Mission where we gabbed about the industry, ourselves and the future. What else is one to do on a Wednesdsay night - go out a drown yourself in alcohol!? No. It's more interesting to gossip about all the people you know and talk shop. So, that's what we...

Screens Of The Future, On Video

Omar Gallaga, who reports for Austin360.com Statesmen, which he then reposts to NPR All Tech Considered blog, posted a blog post and some video from the Society for Information Display conference http://www.sid.org in San Antonio, Texas. This video features some good, short views and comments from people hawking very thin displays, e-ink, 3D projections, and other marvels coming down the pike from the display industry.

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